Tony Barca, CPT













Four Point Philosophy



Cardio or aerobic training activities (such as running, skating, cycling, etc.) are ways to improve your cardiovascular endurance. This type of training produces many physiological benefits such as improvement in the function of the heart along with positive blood vessel and blood chemistry changes. This means reduced blood pressure, increased blood supply to the muscles and heart, improved blood lipid (cholesterol) profile, more efficient exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide and increased blood volume along with improved respiratory function. By an increased neural, endocrine, and metabolic function you will burn fat 24 hrs a day, even when you sleep.


Resistance training is an essential part of your fitness regimen. Working both the upper and lower body with a variety of exercises utilizing machines, free weights or your own body weight. The result is better tone and definition, improved metabolism and, of course, better physical appearance. Resistance training can help you to become physically stronger, and stronger muscles can help you to burn more calories throughout the day by increasing the body's metabolic rate. Resistance training provides you with increased lean muscle mass, strength, power and endurance and can increase bone density and help prevent Osteoporosis. Leaner toned muscles tend to make everyone feel better about their appearance and with Improved Balance, Flexibility, Mobility and Stability can reduce your risk of injury.


Core stability training is essential to performance and injury prevention. The body's core muscles are the foundation for all other movement. The muscles of the torso stabilize the spine and provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities. When these muscles contract, they stabilize the spine, pelvis and
shoulders and create a solid base of support. Training these can also correct postural imbalances that can lead to injuries. The biggest benefit of core training is to develop functional fitness - that is, fitness that is essential to both daily living and regular activities. The main concepts of core strengthening programs involve using many muscles in a coordinated movement. This is called functional lifting.


As you age, your muscles tighten and range of motion in a joint can be diminished. This can put a halt to active lifestyles and even hinder day- to- day , normal motions. A regular stretching and flexibility program incorporated in your fitness regime can help lengthen your muscles and restore youthful activity. Relaxing your mind, preserve range of motion, maintaining flexibility, promoting circulation and preventing injury during exercise are just a few advantages of Flexibility Training.



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